The Science of Sound

Hearing is Believing

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If you were stranded on a desert island, what five records would you take with you (no compilations or best-ofs, please)? Here's a better question: How do you expect to play the damn things on a desert island? Turns out, you just have to go to the Science of Sound this Thursday, July 19, at the East Mountain Library to learn how to make a record player from a piece of paper and a cactus needle. The interactive presentation explores the history of recorded audio with hands-on activities for ages 13 to 17. This free lecture begins at noon. Registration is required.

Thursday Jul 19, 2018

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1025 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 764-1742






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Learn about the science of recorded sounds. Record a voice straight to vinyl with a restored record cutter and make a record player from paper and a cactus needle. For ages 13 to 17.

The Science of Sound is an interactive presentation about the history and science of recorded sounds. It includes several hands-on activities, such as recording your voice straight to a vinyl record,  using a restored 1940’s record cutter, and making a record player from a piece of paper and a cactus needle.  If you are a musician, feel free to bring your instrument and record your own vinyl single to take home for free (time permitting). 

The presenter, Mike Dixon travels all over the world to cut records at festival, parties, and events for clients such as Converse, Toyota, American Express and Spotify.  He has also worked with a wide range of artists including Justin Timberlake, Lil' Yachty, and The Residents.

For ages 13-17. Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. This program is funded by the Friends for the Public Library.